Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world’s largest tennis venue, has seen numerous rain delays since it opened in 1997. When the United States Tennis Association decided to put an end to those delays with a retractable roof, they called Morgan Kinetic Structures to make it happen — using domestic steel products and Siemens technology.
Today, the stadium’s million-pound roof can open and close on demand in six minutes — with no impact to the 23,000 fans inside.
While the solution may look simple to the average tennis fan, the engineering behind it is anything but.
Recently, Siemens profiled Morgan’s part in developing the automated stadium roof in its The Vault blog. The post profiles how Morgan Kinetic Structures designed and installed a fail-safe solution to handle the high winds and unpredictable weather in Queens, New York.
Read the blog post to learn more about how we put an end to rain delays at the U.S. Open.